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PhD ML Researcher



Software Engineering, Data Science
Stuttgart, Germany
Posted on Tuesday, October 3, 2023

About the Company

At Torc, we have always believed that autonomous vehicle technology will transform how we travel, move freight, and do business.

A leader in autonomous driving since 2007, Torc has spent over a decade commercializing our solutions with experienced partners. Now a part of the Daimler family, we are focused solely on developing software for automated trucks to transform how the world moves freight.

Join us and catapult your career with the company that helped pioneer autonomous technology, and the first AV software company with the vision to partner directly with a truck manufacturer.

What you'll do:

  • Dive deep into the challenges faced by current sensors like stereo cameras and lidar, especially
    when they malfunction in adverse weather conditions.
  • Play an integral role in the AISee project, where we explore groundbreaking neural network
    architectures, including generative AI and sensor fusion networks.
  • Contribute to enhancing disturbed sensor streams, focusing on robust object detection even in the
    harshest weather.
  • Apply and adapt algorithms to the most cutting-edge sensor technologies to ensure autonomous
    vehicles can navigate seamlessly in any scenario.
  • You will collaborate with many internationally renowned research organizations in the United
    States and Germany, pushing the state-of-the-art what we can do with today's sensors and

What you'll need to Succeed:

  • You have finished your or are in the latest stage of completing your Master's degree with the
    highest honors in a highly quantitative discipline such as Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics,
    Electrical Engineering, or related fields.
  • Fluent in either English or German.
  • Solid programming skills, particularly in object-oriented languages like Python or C++.
  • Know your way around deep learning frameworks like ‘tensorflow’ or ‘pytorch’.
  • Familiarity with the Linux environment.
  • An independent thinker with the ability to be proactive and anticipate challenges

Bonus Points!

  • Experience or familiarity with object detection, tracking, reinforcement learning, or adversarial
    neural networks.
  • Came in touch with Bayesian inference or Monte Carlo methods.
  • Worked with nonlinear optimization.
  • Knowledge or experience with ROS.

Additional Information:
This full-time position is at our state-of-the-art research lab in Stuttgart. If this sounds like a
journey you'd want to be a part of, or if you have questions, don't hesitate to drop us an email.
PhD PositionAvailable in our artificial intelligence research lab in

At Torc, we’re committed to building a diverse and inclusive workplace. We celebrate the uniqueness of our Torc’rs and do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, veteran status, or disabilities.

Even if you don’t meet 100% of the qualifications listed for this opportunity, we encourage you to apply. We’re always looking for those that are hungry, humble, and people smart and your unique experience may be a great fit for this role or others.